Tag Archives: Plastics

Capitol Hill to adopt growing energy recovery process, waste-to-energy, as part of larger sustainability effort

The Architect of the Capitol (AoC) announced last week that Congress will begin converting up to 90 percent of its non-recyclable solid waste into electricity through a process known as waste-to-energy (WTE) – one of the “woefully underutilized technologies in America,” according to Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA). Traditional waste-to-energy involves converting non-recycled materials into electricity, […]

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Daimler turns to chemistry, BASF to help make Smart car more energy efficient

The Smart car just got a lot smarter, thanks to a new intelligent energy system and lightweight design co-engineered by Daimler and BASF. Debuting at the Frankfurt auto show last month, the energy efficient Forvision concept car impressed audiences with a slew of innovative materials and design features – something you might expect from one […]

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Chemistry innovations improve life jacket design, enhance water safety this Labor Day weekend

If you’re a metro D.C. resident like me, you’re likely headed for water and sunshine along the beaches of the Eastern Shore this Labor Day weekend, or maybe a quiet canoe ride across Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake, or a whitewater rafting trip down the Gauley River. Whichever you choose, chemistry will have your back. Literally. […]

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650 California restaurants urge lawmakers to oppose ban on polystyrene foam packaging

On Tuesday afternoon, 650 California restaurants along with numerous local Chambers of Commerce signed a coalition letter urging lawmakers to oppose Sen. Alan Lowenthal’s proposed bill (SB 568) to ban polystyrene foam containers in the state. Prohibiting the use of polystyrene take-out packaging would deal a serious financial blow to food vendors throughout California, including […]

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California restaurant owner says business will suffer if state bans plastic foam containers

There are many voices in the debate on whether to ban plastic foam containers from California restaurants and take-out counters. Yesterday, Associated Press reporter Sheila Kumar gave small businesses a well-deserved opportunity to speak for themselves on the issue. In Kumar’s article, you’ll hear from concerned restaurant owner Gary Honeycutt, who says Sen. Alan Lowenthal’s […]

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Eastman Chemical growth story featured on cover of Chemical Week magazine

Since its founding in 1920 by George Eastman, the Eastman Chemical Company has become an industry success story – one that earned a spot on the cover of the latest issue of Chemical Week magazine. Eastman specializes in chemicals, plastics and fibers that go into products consumers use every day. From the paint on our […]

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